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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Pattern Testing For Tartankiwi - A Foundation Paper Pieced Panda


It's been a while but this weekend I've tested another pattern for Juliet @The Tartankiwi.  As you can see he's a panda and when I saw Juliet's own version I just couldn't resist him and asked if I could test the pattern for her.


The best collection of black and whites I had were some batiks that I used to create my applique portrait of my dog Tatty last summer - you can read more about it here and here,  I don't have many batiks at all, I'm not a huge fan so I chose eyes and background fabric from my limited collection, As I took the photo above I realised I was using the same colours that Juliet has used on her pattern image!


The pattern's another Tartankiwi triumph, he's fabulous and I'm thinking up a plan of how to use him.

Eagle-eyed readers might spot my original mistake in the photo below - I used the wrong fabric under his chin on the left of the pic.


It's driven me mad for so long and three years later, April 2017, I've finally got around to replacing that piece - see below.  I can now look at my block without cringing inwardly!!!   


Juliet's patterns are available now via her Etsy store and also her Payhip store.  
Here's a look back at the patterns I've previously tested for Juliet.
Click any of the images below to go through to my post about testing that particular pattern:

The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com
The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.comThe Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com
The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.comThe Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com The Tartankiwi FPP Pattern Testing by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Disclosure: I do not receive payment from Juliet @TheTartankiwi for testing her patterns, nor do I receive a commission on any patterns sold via her Etsy store or any other sales method.  This post is purely informational and of no direct benefit, monetary or otherwise, to me.



I started out with a New York Beauty block as one of my NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild blocks - you can read my original post by clicking the image.


Are you tempted to try foundation paper piecing yourself?  If you've already given it a go do you love it or hate it?  I love the precision, there's nothing better, let me know what you think.

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30 comments:

  1. An awesome panda, Chrissie!!! Great fabric choices.

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  2. I like paper piecing, it makes otherwise impossible angles seem super easy.

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    1. You're so right Lisa - all those impossible angles and tiny pieces are perfect and easy with FPP :D

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  3. So cute! You picked the perfect fabrics.

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  4. Love this Panda! His eyes make him soooo friendly.

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  5. What a great pattern, you really did Juliet proud too Chrissie he is lovely! Such soulful eyes too, perfect :)

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  6. Great job as always Chrissie! Love your panda :-) Thanks for doing a great job.

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    1. Thanks for letting me test him for you :D

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  7. You did such a great job testing Chrissie! Your fabric choices are perfect, and the panda came out super cute!

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  8. What a charming panda, made from the best selection of fabric!

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  9. What a cute panda, he looks brilliant!

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  10. Hi Crissy! Just checking in on you to see how you are doing since you daughter has left for college. I'm adjusting - but miss her terribly! LOVE LOVE LOVE this guy. The batiks have a bit of Asian flavor that fits panda perfectly. Well done!

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  11. I love foundation piecing!! That Panda turned out so sweetly!!

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  12. What a cute paper pieced panda and the fabrics are perfect for it!! Thanks for sharing.
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  13. Love the panda Chrissie!!! I must make one for my little guy who is obsessed with them :)
    Amanda

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  14. My daughter was peeking over my shoulder when I looked at this - she loves the panda! Beautiful work, Chrissie : ) What a neat pattern!

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  15. The panda is gorgeous and you chose the perfect fabrics for this design. His eyes really pull you in. Love seeing Tatty on a cushion - again! (Hee, hee!) All of those blocks are beautiful, Chrissie!

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    1. Had to scroll back through my post to get that one Lorna, she so is isn't she - always on a cushion?! :D

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  16. Loving your panda! You do an excellent job paper piecing.

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  17. Your panda looks fantastic. I'm not at all a fan of batiks but your panda looks perfect in them. I've attempted paper piecing just once, it didn't go too well - I got bored.

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  18. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Inspire Us Thursday!

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  19. The panda turned out great! I'm not a great fan of batiks... in fact, the only ones I have are in a quilt kit I just bought. If there are any left after making the quilt, I may just have to buy her pattern when it becomes available. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. He turned out perfect, I love the fabrics you chose! Thanks for sharing it with us! Pinned

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  21. The panda is super cute! Great choice of fabrics!

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  22. That panda is adorable! I love the precision of paper piecing, but it's not something I particularly enjoy.

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  23. Absolutely adorable! I love the panda, and I love the look of the piecing it gives so much character to the piece. I have not done paper piecing, I am curious now to give it a try.

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  24. the batiks are perfect for the panda, and Tatty's picture pillow is amazing!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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